Birth Fee: $750 to $900
Fee Details: Everyone deserves support. If you are in need of a doula - I offer a sliding scale to those who qualify. I offer a free consultation to get to know me, my birth philosophy, and see if we're a great fit. My fee includes : 2 Prenatal visits to make a solid birth plan, go over initial fears, and discuss birth goals. We also will practice comfort measures using massage, acupressure, and counterpressure with a rebozo. A birth/yoga ball will be provided at the prenatal if you do not have one. 24/7 Phone, text, & email support- Upon contract signing On call 2/7 two weeks before and after your due date. Continuous support and unconditional love throughout your labor and birth. 1.5-2 hours after birth ( depending on your need and your comfort). 1 Postpartum visit - In person, phone, or Skype/facetime to discuss your birth and debrief. Talk about breastfeeding, sleeping, and to see if I can connect you to resources that will make this journey smoother.
Birth Doula Experience: 1 years
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Long Beach, CA
Caroline was such a pleasure to work with and I would definitely recommend her to others looking for a supportive doula who is compassionate and attentive. We worked with Caroline for our most recent birth (our third baby) and were so pleased with her level of professionalism, responsiveness, compassion, and care she provided me and my family during the final weeks leading up to the birth of our daughter. She was amazing about checking in with me to see how I was feeling and answer any quesitons I had about symptoms I was experiencing. We went through several rounds of false labor contractions (the first time that had happened in the three pregnancies I'd had) and she was great about being encouraging and providing some understanding about what was going on. She was so communicative and responsive anytime I reached out. Our prenatal visit was great as well and she always made sure that my husband and I felt super comfortable with her and in the process moving forward. She even brought along her back up doula to the prenatal so that we would know her too and would feel comfortable with her just in case. On the day of our daughter's birth, Caroline met us and labored with us for about 8 hours and was so encouraging and supportive. She walked with us through contractions, utilzed massage and rebozo for pain management, and provided support to my husband as he supported me throughout the birth. She was prepared and approached our birthing day with calm and confidence. We would certainly recommend her to others and would use her again ourselves as well. Thanks so much Caroline!
Caroline answered all my questions about childbirth. I was worried about how to deal with contractions and she sent me the image video and breathing method for a successful childbirth. Those were pretty helpful.
Also, she brought her balancing ball to my hospital and that reduced some pain more than just lying on the bed. I appreciated her collaborative attitude.
I hired Caroline for my second birth. I had a scheduled Csection with my first and wanted desparately to have a natural VBAC with my second. She was great and helped me to achieve the natural birth that I desired. She was always an email or text message away and was willing to come to my house while I labored at home if I so desired. After getting to the hospital at 8cm dilated, my contractions slowed. Caroline was there to encourage me to walk the halls and keep moving in order to keep things progressing. She suggested positions that ultimately encouraged things to progress and I had a baby after being at the hispital less than 3 hours. I was so thankful to have her guidance. My husband said that he wouldn't have known what to do if it wasn't for Caroline. She suggested that he help in various ways. My husband and I are thankful for Caroline's support and I can't say that I would have had the natural delivery that I had hoped for if it wasn't for her. She's great!
Well what can I say!!!!! We did it Caroline! I was connected to Caroline through a FB group! Yes, FB I was in labor 1-9-18 and my support wasn’t being supportive so Caroline reached out to me to see if she could be of any assistanc! I told he yes! I was afraid that I Couldn’t give birth naturally. So convinced that I was going to feel Caroline reminded me that I was strong my body was made to do this.Caroline was willing to go above and beyond to assist me. I was 45 minutes away from her location and she said just give the word I’m there! She wasn’t with me in person but she was definitely with me in spirit! I will never ever the kindnesses and gentle approach she used to get me to over come my feelar of pain while helping me build my confidence. I would recommend her to any First time or even 4th time mom. I’m 100% sure you won’t regret it I promise you that!!
I had a wonderful experience with Caroline Hurst. She was very knowledgeable of all my questions. She was extremely helpful with all my needs through the delivery. She was incredibly suportive with my decisions. She guided my partner and I through a long and diffucult labor. Everthing turned out just fine thanks to her presence. We deliver a beautiful healthy baby girl. I highly recommend Caroline as a doula, she was the best!
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